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SD vs BAL Week 8 Odds Preview

San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers

Are the San Diego Chargers (2-5 SU) and Baltimore Ravens (1-6 SU) as bad as their records indicate? Many pundits around the NFL would argue that’s not the case, but the fact is both teams have had horrendous starts to the NFL season and could very likely be in danger of throwing away the year if they don’t manage to string together some wins fast.

Shark Bites
  • The Ravens are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home in November.
  • The total has gone over in six of the Chargers' last eight games on the road in November.
  • The Chargers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games in November.

Heartbreak has been a common theme for Ravens fans this year. Despite having a six in the loss column, every game Baltimore has participated in this year has been decided by a touchdown or less. Joe Flacco and company aren’t any better against the spread, posting a 1-5 ATS ATS record through six games.

San Diego hasn’t gotten it going either and are just 2-5 ATS despite ranking first in the league in total offense and first in passing yards.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting San Diego Chargers in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 50.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 27-23 win for the Ravens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Diego Chargers vs Baltimore Ravens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Chargers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 2-5 ATS against the spread this season, while the Baltimore Ravens are 1-5-1 ATS. San Diego is 3-4 on the over under betting totals; Baltimore is 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs San Diego injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Baltimore Ravens at No. 18 and the San Diego Chargers at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baltimore's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 28.29 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 253 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 230.43 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the San Diego Chargers own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 157 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Chargers got 3 passing scores out of Philip Rivers, but lost 37-29 to the Raiders on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.


In their last game, the Ravens were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 26-18 score against Arizona.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Baltimore is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to Chicago, Monday, November 9th
Baltimore home to Jacksonville, Sunday, November 15th